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On Sunday April 28th, 2019 at 6:56 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a reported stabbing in the 14800 block of East Kentucky Drive.


Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from a stab wound. The male was transported to an area hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries.


All involved parties have been identified, and no one is in custody at this time. This was an isolated incident, and we are not looking for any suspects. No further information is known at this time as the investigation is still active and ongoing.


Positive identification of the victim will be made by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after the next-of-kin has been notified.


This is being investigated by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Jamie Krieger at 303.739.6113. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913- STOP (7867). 


Officer Crystal McCoy

Public Information Officer

Aurora Police Department

Posted by  On Apr 28, 2019 at 10:26 PM
On April 24th, 2019 at 6:20 p.m. the Aurora Police Department responded to a traffic crash on East Montview Boulevard at Elmira Street. Upon officers arrival they discovered a vehicle fled from the scene after striking an elderly Hispanic male pedestrian, who later succumbed to his injuries.

A Medina Alert was issued on April 25th, 2019, which led to a citizen notifying police of the location of the vehicle that fled the scene. Officers located the silver 2002 Toyota Camry near an auto body shop in the 1400 block of Ironton Street on April 26, 2019. The auto body shop has been cooperative throughout the investigation.

Today, April 26th, 2019, the driver of the vehicle has since been arrested and identified as Sandra Navarro DOB 06/22/1984. A booking photo has been included with this press release.

Navarro is being charged with the following Colorado Revised Statutes in the 17th Judicial District:

42-4-1601(1), (2)(c)  Hit and Run Involving Death, Felony

18-8-610(1)(a)          Tampering With Physical Evidence, Felony

We continue to ask for anyone who witnessed this fatal crash, or has any information related to it, please call Detective Steve Chinn at 303.739.6342.

Any additional media inquires should be directed to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office Public Information Officer Sue Lindsay at 303.835.5639.

Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit

Sandra Navarro

previously released on April 26, 2019:

The Aurora Police Department (APD) and our Traffic Section is relieved to announce the suspect vehicle involved in the deadly hit-and-run on East Montview Boulevard and Elmira Street on April 24th, 2019, has been located and an adult female suspect is in custody.

Thanks to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a Medina Alert was activated on April 25th, 2019. Denver Metro Crime Stoppers (DMCS) then aided our investigation by offering a reward of up to $2,000.00 for tips related to this incident. Thanks to CBI, DMCS and a keen citizen, the suspect vehicle was located today, Friday April 26, 2019. Subsequently, an adult female suspect was arrested at approximately 5:20 p.m. by APD.

The citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous, observed the suspect vehicle in an alley in the 1400 Block of Ironton Street near an auto repair shop this morning, and immediately notified APD. 

We can now confirm the suspect vehicle is a silver 2002 Toyota Camry, registered to an address in Aurora. Until all necessary investigative steps have been completed, no further information will be released regarding the suspect vehicle, or the registered owner. With this update, APD has requested CBI cancel the Medina Alert.
APD Traffic Detectives will consult with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to determine formal charges. Once a determination of formal charges are made the identity of the driver being charged, and applicable charges will be publicly released.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Tragically, nine lives have been claimed on our roadways in Aurora in just four short months, three of which were pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles. All fatalities are preventable. Help us saves lives, and JUST DRIVE.
We would like to especially thank everyone who took the time to call with information about this tragic accident and tips related to the suspect vehicle.

We continue to ask for anyone who witnessed this fatal crash, or has any information related to it, please call Detective Steve Chinn at 303.739.6342.

Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit

previously released April 24, 2019:

On April 24th, 2019 at 6:20 p.m., a collision involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian in the area of East Montview Boulevard and North Elmira Street was reported to Aurora Police Dispatch. Upon arrival, Rescue Personnel and Police found the pedestrian with serious injuries. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and despite life saving efforts, was later declared deceased.

The identity of the pedestrian is not being released at this time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Aurora Police Department Traffic Section or:

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section

This will be the 9th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2019.
Posted by  On Apr 26, 2019 at 11:22 PM
UPDATE: During the investigation the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit learned the deceased was involved in an incident in the City and County of Denver which appears to be related to his death.  The investigation is being turned over to the Denver Police Department and further inquiries should be directed to them. 

On April 19, 2019 officers responded to the 12600 block of East Exposition Dr for a welfare check.

Once in the area officers located a vehicle with what appeared to be a deceased male inside. Medical personnel responded and the male was pronounced at the scene.

This is an active investigations and detectives are diligently working to gather clues and evidence.

We ask anyone who has information to call Agt. Chad Lampson at 303-739-6013. People who wish to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward can call the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and will release the name of the deceased after notification of next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by  On Apr 20, 2019 at 7:53 AM
UPDATE: The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is announcing an arrest in the fatal stabbing on East Colfax Avenue that left one man dead the evening of April 17th, 2019.

Matthew Nagel (DOB 01-04-1991) was arrested for Murder in the First Degree (CRS 18-3-102).

In order to protect the integrity of the prosecution of the case, the Aurora Police Department is unable to provide any further details at this time. Further media inquiries will be referred to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Nagel mugshot

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department

Information Previously Released on April 17, 2019:

On April 17th, 2019 around 07:59 P.M., officers responded to 9801 East Colfax Avenue on reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male that was suffering from a stab wound. Officers attempted to provide life saving measures and the male was immediately transported to the hospital. Tragically, the male has succumbed to his injuries.

While canvasing the area for evidence, witnesses, and suspects, a male was located and is being considered a person of interest. This male is currently being questioned about his involvement. He has not been officially arrested and his identity is not being released at this time.

Positive identification of the victim, and notification of the next-of-kin, will be done by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation. We ask anyone who was a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Heath Graw at 303-739-6213. Tipsters can also remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by  On Apr 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Aurora Colorado
April 17th, 2019

On March 18th, 2019, Patrol Officers from the City of Aurora responded to a 2 vehicle collision at the intersection of E. Iliff Ave., and S. Tower Rd.   It was determined that the at fault vehicle, being driven by an adult female, was eastbound on E. Iliff ave., and failed to stop for a red light.

The at fault vehicle was then hit broadside by a vehicle traveling north on S. Tower Rd, which was being driven by a 56 year old male, in generally poor health.  This male was transported to a local hospital with a fractured pelvis.

On 04/03/19 the 56 year old male died at the hospital.  The Arapahoe County Coroners office was notified and began their investigation, as did the Aurora Police Traffic Investigation Unit.  On 04/15/19 the Aurora Police Department was notified by the Coroners office that the decedent died as a result of complications of injuries sustained in the crash.

The original charges issued to the at fault driver will be amended accordingly.

Speed and / or impairment do not appear to be a factor in this investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Investigations Unit Supervisor
Posted by  On Apr 17, 2019 at 11:19 AM
On April 14, 2019, at 12:01 A.M., officers responded to the area of East 58th Avenue and North Flanders Street on reports of a vehicle fire.

Once the fire had been extinguished, an unidentifiable body was found inside of the vehicle. Information is limited at this time.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office once a positive identification has been made, and next of kin has been notified. 

Due to the suspicious nature of this death, the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is handling this investigation. Aurora Police is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Frederickson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6106. Tipsters can also use Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward. 

Officer Matthew Longshore

Public Information Officer

Aurora Police Department

Posted by  On Apr 14, 2019 at 3:44 AM
On April 12, 2019, at 3:33 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Sable Boulevard on a report of shots fired inside the residence.

Upon officers arriving they found two deceased people inside. Through the initial investigation it was determined the deceased were known to each other.

The investigation is being conducted by APD’s Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. If citizens have any information they can call Agent Hansen at 303-739-6710.

The Aurora Police Department is not looking for suspects and there is no threat to the public.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine cause of death and will release names of the deceased after notification of the next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by  On Apr 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
The city of Aurora has announced the following cancellations and closures for the April 10-11, 2019, snowstorm. Please note this list is only for city operations and does not include schools, businesses or other facilities. Art in Public Places Commission - The 6 p.m. April 10 meeting at Aurora Central Library has been CANCELED Aurora Dance Arts, Music and Theater - All evening classes April 10 have been CANCELED  Aurora Public Libraries - All branches CLOSING at 5 p.m. April 10  Aurora Municipal Court - CLOSING at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10; DELAYED opening of 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11 Bicentennial Art Center - All evening classes April 10 have been CANCELED  Cultural Affairs Commission - The 6:30 p.m. April 10 meeting at Aurora Central Library has been CANCELED Recreation Centers and Pools - CLOSING at 5 p.m. April 10 Sports Programs, Leagues and Games - All evening sports programs, leagues and games April 10 have been CANCELED Ward III Town Meeting - The 6:30 p.m. April 10 meeting at the Aurora Municipal Center has been CANCELED
Posted by  On Apr 10, 2019 at 3:59 PM

On April 8th, 2019, at about 12:39 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to an automobile versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Kenton Street.

A passerby initially called and told 911 dispatchers that a male was laying unresponsive on the side of the road by the light pole.  The Investigation revealed an adult male was crossing Colfax Avenue from north to south just west of the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound in the far-right lane. The victim was thrown about 30 yards and came to rest on the southeast corner of the intersection.  It was determined from area surveillance video that the victim was not discovered for approximately 20 minutes after the collision, Aurora Fire Rescue transported the adult male victim to University Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  The adult driver of the vehicle initially left the scene of the accident, however after talking to his family he decided after about 30 minutes to return to the original accident scene.   

Traffic Investigators believe speed and alcohol are factors in this accident. None of the identities of any of the involved parties are being released at this time. The driver was arrested for hit and run resulting in death, additional charges may be added once the toxicology results are determined.  If you were a witness to this accident or know anything about what happened please call Detective Steve Chinn at 303-739-6342.

This will be the 7th fatal accident in Aurora since January 1st, the Aurora Police Department reminds drivers not to drive if they have been drinking.

Lieutenant Jad Lanigan
Aurora Police Department Metro Division
Traffic Section Commander
Assistant Swat Commander
6 Abilene St
Aurora, Colorado 80011
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Posted by  On Apr 08, 2019 at 5:26 AM

april bestsellers and new releases

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:



Run Away by Harlan Coben

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A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.


Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

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The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.


Wolf Pack by C. J. Box

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The Wyoming game wardens Joe Pickett and Katelyn Hamm take on killers working for the Sinaloa cartel.


Cemetery Road by Greg Iles

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The journalist Marshall McEwan returns to his hometown, which is shaken by two deaths and an economy on the brink.


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.


The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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The friendship over many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a breaking point.


Silent Night by Danielle Steel

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After tragedy strikes, a child TV star loses her memory and ability to speak.


The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry

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The 14th book in the Cotton Malone series. The former Justice Department operative tangles with a rogue cardinal and an ancient sect of knights.


The Border by Don Winslow

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The third book in the Power of the Dog series. Art Keller’s fight to keep drugs out of the country has taken a complicated turn.


Toxic Game by Christine Feehan

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The 15th book in the GhostWalker series. Dr. Draden Freeman and Shylah Cosmos must find a cure to a deadly virus.


Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon

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The 28th novel in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The Italian detective uncovers the secrets of a deceased family friend.


Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Hannah Swensen teams up with a former lover to find out who left a dead body in her bedroom.


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from a dragon.



The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro

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The conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization. 


Doing Justice by Preet Bharara

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The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York describes some of his career highlights and gives insights into our legal system.


Kushner, Inc. by Vicky Ward

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The HuffPost editor at large gives her perspective on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s agenda inside the White House.


Mama's Last Hug by Frans de Waal

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The death of a chimpanzee matriarch frames a broader look into the world of animal and human emotions.


First: Sandra Day O'Conner by Evan Thomas

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A biography of the first female Supreme Court justice.


The Case for Trump by Victor Davis Hanson

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A defense stating that the current president adopted several traditional conservative positions.


The Moth Presents Occasional Magic by Catherine Burns

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Storytellers from around the world spin tales about facing formidable situations.


Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson

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A 31-year-old French mother led an intelligence organization that worked against Hitler and the Gestapo.


Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.


Mostly Sunny by Janice Dean

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The "Fox & Friends" meteorologist describes overcoming sexist bosses and health issues. 


Don't Stop Believin' by Olivia Newton-John

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The Grammy Award-winner discusses her success in music and movies, and how she contended with recurrent breast cancer.


The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

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An exploration of the meaning of Jesus Christ. 


IM by Isaac Mizrahi

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The designer and witty television personality describes some of his lifelong struggles.


DVD - New Releases (April):

Caution: Catalog links below are for preorder/placeholder records and may give 'record not found' errors once DVDs are released. DVDs may still be found using a keyword/title search.



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After Bumblebee is forced to flee to Earth and hide out, he is discovered by a teenage girl and together they set out to save the world from the Decepticons.


The Mule

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Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.



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Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in the epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush.


Rust Creek

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A young woman trapped in a nightmare odyssey deep in the Kentucky woods must summon extraordinary courage in order to make it out alive in this harrowing survival thriller.


Seven in Heaven

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After being pressured into playing Seven Minutes in Heaven, two teenagers find they've been transported to a strange reality where everyone is a cruel version of themselves.


The Man Who Killed Hitler & Then The Bigfoot

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An American war hero who secretly assassinated Adolf Hitler has now been called upon to take out another global threat - Bigfoot.


A Dog's Way Home

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A Dog's Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.


Holmes & Watson

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The Step Brothers are reunited - this time playing the world's greatest detective and his loyal sidekick & biographer.


On the Basis of Sex

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Felicity Jones stars as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who brings a groundbreaking case to the U.S. Court of Appeals that overturns a century of gender discrimination.


Welcome to Marwen

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Welcome to Marwen is a miraculous true story, starring Steve Carell, about one broken man's fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.



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When four-year-old Kun encounters his new baby sister, Mirai, as a teenager from the future, they go on a journey through time, uncovering their family's incredible story.


Berlin, I Love You

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Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, and Diego Luna head an all-star cast in this sparkling film that weaves ten stories of romance set against the backdrop of Berlin.


We Die Young

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In this action thriller, Jean Claude Van Damme stars as a veteran with PTSD who helps two boys get revenge on a cruel drug lord that rules a dangerous barrio of Washington, D.C.



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M. Night Shyamalan continues Unbreakable and Split in this explosive comic book thriller starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.


Dragon Ball Super: Broly

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Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta is keeping up right beside him. But when they suddenly find themselves against an unknown Saiyan, they discover a terrible, destructive force.


The Kid Who Would Be King

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In this epic adventure, when a bullied kid discovers Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone, he and his friends (and enemies) join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight evil!



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Keanu Reeves leads this suspenseful sci-fi thriller about a neuroscientist who secretly tries to clone and create replicas of his family after a tragic car crash.


Escape Room

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When a group of strangers are given black boxes with tickets to an escape room with a chance to win money, they discover that the room has more extreme conditions than expected, and must fight for survival.



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The moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results.


Miss Bala

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Gloria is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness and strength.



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A fishing boat captain's life is shattered when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be all that it seems.



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A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.


Mission of Honor

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Mission of Honor is the story of Hurricane Squadron 303, a group of brave pilots who fought in the skies over England in WW2 during the Battle of Britain.


Sources: The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon, Goodreads, EarlyWord, Novelist, DVDs Release Date

Posted by  On Apr 02, 2019 at 3:43 PM